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of the fiscal cliff negotiation. after that, joe shaw looks at the estate tax, which is set to go up the end of the year plus, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. now come in a discussion of how the military and national security might be a affected by spending cuts at the first of the year. part of the so-called fiscal cliff. former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, mike mike mullen, was joined at how services committee. this is a less than an hour. >> good afternoon. thank you for coming. my name is peter peterson. i would like to give you a review of why we are supporting this project today. starting about 30 years ago, after studying the profound demographic trends, on the vast and unfunded promise we have made. i have decided was not unsustainable, but a primary threat to the future. speaking of unsustainable, in the nixon white house in which i served, the chairman of the council, if something is unsustainable, he says it continues to stop. or if you don't like that, if your worst eyes, i suggest that you does not dis
and bring together existing ones. fourth, we are going to cut business taxes go further. let me tell you how. the temporary doubling of the small business rate relief scheme helps the small firms were 350,000 firms paying pay no right at all. the last government, we will end it in 2011, we have already extended its next april. and i extended by a further year to april 2014. we also confirmed the tax relief for our employees and shareholders. the energy bills provide renewable energy and we publish our gas strategy today to make sure that we make the best use of lower-cost gas power, including new sources of gas and went and we consenting the creation of a single office of regulation. we don't want families and businesses to be left behind as gas prices come on the other side of the atlantic. [cheers] we are going to help our construction industry as well. the last government abolished property release. my humble friends, the members of the southwest and others show that this has blighted development in our towns and cities. the proposal for my colleagues, that we create a long grace. for new
today. it was the fiscal cliff 1.0. the tax cuts were set to expire and senator reid was on the floor. the democrats did not want to extend all the tax cuts. they only wanted to do some of the tax cuts. and he was trying to create an impression of the time that republicans were obstructing the process. but in reality, they were respecting the agenda and creating an environment that they can win politically. and he said right after this quote, a rare weekend session in the senate -- he had to senate's side by side. no republicans and he set this up and show that republicans were obstructionist. but they would not go along with what he said is that the country. this is a public relations ploy designed to shift the democrat ability to go along with what republicans have to do. the republicans are saying we don't want to go along with what the democrats want to do. in short, he was seeking to control the agenda and i think that's the real issue. certainly, there are times when minorities of both parties both needed to or wanted to. but the real issue is one of agenda control. we actually
on the job, bring back tax revenue for local governments to repair, rebuild, and restore a sense of normalcy. we are already over 9 percent unemployment before the storm. if history teaches us anything from hurricane to train it is that unemployment dramatically rose subsequent. that is a big challenge. to economically rebuild new jersey we also need to rebuild the jersey shore. and that is a $38 billion tourism economy in our state. and the jersey shore is not just about summer homes. sometimes, you know, a huge misconception. it has been transformed into year-round communities. the next two slides show the importance of some of what senator schumer was talking about. stockton college did a study of the army corps speech engineering programs before and after the storm. what it found was unambiguous. where the army corps was able to complete a beach engineered project, the defense held. the damage to communities behind the project was either negligible or manageable. so here is a before and after photo at surf city which received beach engineering in 2007 as part of the u.s. army corps long
tax revenues the position of the palestinian authority could be made worse by the passage of such a resolution. let me as the foreign secretary comes secretary does it really believe the threats issued by republican-controlled congress should punish the palestinians for taking this diplomatic state as a reason of basis on which to base his policy? does he really believe that israel's customs revenues that claims on behalf of the palestinians which legally belongs to the palestinians is a reasonable basis on which to determine policy on this vote? does the foreign secretary understand stated for the palestinians is not a gift to be given but a right to be acknowledged? i warned the foreign secretary it will not be a measure of our influence. it will be a confirmation of our growing irrelevance of engagement in the search for peace across europe. countries like france and spain a party make clear that they will join what i believe will be an overwhelming majority of 193 members of united nations general assembly and observer status for the palestinians. that can and must sen
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